Putin Calls For More Internal Data from State Firms – Paper

President-elect Vladimir Putin, dissatisfied with the results of checks in state companies concerning contract parties and managers, called for more information from companies within five days, Kommersant business daily reported on Sunday quoting orders from the prime minister.

Putin ordered Russia’s major state companies in late December to provide the government with information about the companies’ managers and their immediate family members and relatives as well as the companies’ contractors to measure and combat corruption in Russia.

The prime minister stressed in the orders that there were problems with information received from the civil nuclear corporation Rosatom, all of the country’s power-generating companies, flagship airline Aeroflot, rail monopoly Russian Railways, long-distance operator Rostelecom, Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot, oil pipeline monopoly Transneft and gas giant Gazprom.

Putin also ordered to “apply measures” to officials “in a rank not below deputy director” responsible for the execution of the December 28 orders. “It is necessary to make human resources decisions” concerning managers who failed to provide information about themselves and their families.

Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told Kommersant that a special e-form with concrete questions was worked out for the checks and not all companies sent information in accordance with these forms.


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